The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on August 13, 1972 · Page 60
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 60

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, August 13, 1972
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01$ MOIHES SUNDAY RWimft • Aug. 13. 1*72 Advance Ticket Sales 40% Ahead of 1971 STATE FAIR- Continued from Page One for the fair have pushed advance ticket sales 40 per cent ahead of the pace of a year ago, reported Fulk. Most popular has been the Sonny & Cher show, with only a few reserve seals left for the duo's 6 p.m. performance and a virtual sell-out of reserve seats for the 8:30 p.m. show. S ECOND most popular Is Bob Hope, with a "gold" seat ($5 category) sell-out but with other reserve seals available. Third most popular is The Guess Who, followed by Country Western shows and Bill Cosby. Fulk points out that despite what is billed a "sellout" on reserve seats, the general admission tickets go on sale daily at 10 a.m. This block of seats totals 8,000 — which means plenty of scats available for those who arrive at the fair in time. Fulk's growing penchant for designing* certain State Fair "days" for particular groups (children's day, senior citizen's day, etc.) has almost reached the point where if your kind of people don't have a special day at the Fair, maybe you haven't really arrived. He has also ordered a special "ecology'' exhibit in the Agriculture Building at the. fairgrounds where the emphasis will be on composting and recycling wastes. A composting system for manure which piles up in the livestock barns is in use, and a $45,000 garbage compacting machine has been constructed. In addition, in the livestock barns are multi-colored waste barrels — red barrels will be used for glass waste only; white for paper, twine and plastic; and blue ones will be used for metal, cans and wire. Manure is hauled to an Iowa State Fair Secretary Kenneth Folk checks over the red, white and bine barrels which will be placed in livestock barns. Red barrels will be used for glass; white barrels for paper, twine and plastic waste; and blue barrels for metal, cans and wire. REGISTER PHOTO •' J r- '. .'•-'" Now It's a 'Ploughing' Contest—Not Plowing What may be the first "ploughing" contest in U.S. history, at least in modern times, will be held Sept. 15-16 at Vernon Center, Minn. The "ploughing" contest — not to be confused with "plowing" contests of the past — is expected to attract Stoffw FIRST PUREBRED MURRAY GREY Evtr shown in Iowa otth» If72 IOWA STATE FAIR * * * * Murray Grey "THINIWBIIFMEID" IOWA MURtAY GREY ASSN. N«H Had by—Union, low*, Stc'y. 40 competitors from 20 world countries. It's a "ploughing" contest and not a "plowing" contest because the King's English is used instead of the English of the "Colonies." The match, sponsored by the World Ploughing Organization, will be the highlight of Farmfest — U.S.A., an international farm show to be held Sept. 11-17 at Vernon Center, which is 19 miles south of Mankato. Object of the contest is to produce precision furrows which will stand over the winter and ultimately protect deep crumbled topsoil needed for spring planting seedbeds. The first day of ploughing, Sept. 15, will consist of stubble ploughing on flat land. Ploughmen have only 20 minutes to produce their first split or furrow. They will parade to plots promptly at 11:10 a.m. The following day will see grassland ploughing in a "one-year ley" of clover and oats. In both contests, points will be deducted if a plough- m a n allows two tractor wheelmarks to show, along with other criteria. Also to be held during Farmfest is the first Grand National Tractor Pull, with a $20,000 purse. Categories include 5,000, 7,000, 9,000 and 12,000-pound stock; 7,000 and and 20,000-pound four-wheel- drive. Competitors will come from the membership of the National Tractor Pullers Association. DUMWAVHBM OV1N HANOI TOP •XHAUtT HQpO NMRlOBUTOfl More Designs . . . Mora Models . . . 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February PlK * VOUf 0rdW b *'° ; * Oni ol tht many Country HOUM • floorplan variation*.- I fj**s« rush full details on your Country House. (No obligation.) Mr.DlllYlJ Nam* Address. .Phone. DONALD VOKLKIR area back in the campgrounds where it is piled up so that it decomposes naturally and with little of the odor that most people associate with animal wastes. Says 1 Dairy Cow Equals 10 Beef Cows AMES, IA. - It takes 10 beef cows to replace one dairy cow in terms of equiva- 1 e n t labor and management income, Donald E. Voelker, extension dairyman at Iowa State University, reports. Voelker objects to the com parison of Iowa's growing beef cow numbers in relation to the state's declining dairy cow population on an equal reference basis. "The supposition that a cow is a cow, or that an increase of so many beef cattle in Iowa balances a similar decrease in dairy cattle numbers bothers me," said Voelker in reference to a recent Sunday Farm Register (July 30, 1972) story about cattle numbers in Iowa. "Equating a beef cow to replace a dairy cow results in considerable loss of income to a farmer." Voelker quoted a co-worker, ISU farm management specialist Herb B. Howell, who has statistics showing the number of livestock units required to add $1,000 labor- management income. Howell's computation is that 9.7 dairy cows, 97.6 beef cows, 88.9 feeder cattle, 13.2 litters of market hogs raised, or 20.1 litters of feeder pigs raised were needed to add $1,000 in labor and management income during the period 1968-70. "Therefore it takes 10 beef cows to replace a dairy cow to get the same equivalent labor-management income," Voelker stated. "And I believe Iowa farmer* are in business mainly to get a suitable labor and management income." Voelker also provided newer statistics concerning the U.S.'s top 10 dairy states than were reported in the July 30 article: (tviry Mijor luildina Alia HII Reitroomi) 'Grinning* Victor Down Won't Work State 1. Wisconsin 2. New York 3. Minnesota 4. California 5. Pennsylvania 6. Michigan 7. Iowa 8. Ohio 9. Texas 10. Missouri Milk Cows 1,877,000 968,000 967,000 824,000 693,000 471,000 458,000 441,000 355,000 335,000 Victor, the "rasslin* bear," will perform with Canadian friends at the Iowa State Fair which begins Friday. For oldsters past 40 Victor will be a reminder of trained bears in yesteryears that appeared periodically on city street corners. For youngsters he is right out of the Old West where a settler could meet a b'ar almost any day. For Victor, the big business is slugging it out with hopeful opponents from the sidelines. Vic's public relations director claims the bear is very perceptive, sizing up the enemy with care. With anybody under 100 pounds he is most considerate; he puts on steam with 8-foot heavyweights only.. It is said that in Hawaii Victor stopped even professional wrestlers in three minutes or less. Opponents do feel a little easier upon learning that Victor has neither teeth nor claws, which makes it a fair fight. Vic's trainer said a bear need not be taught wrestling —he learns in rough-and-tumble days as a cub with brothers and sisters. The 300-pound Canadian black bear, who likes to nip green walnuts from trees, has been in show business five years. The amiable animal has made 15,000 appearances, is a television and movie veteran, and knows every sports show in the United States and Canada. Victor will enjoy meeting all challengers In the Canadian Fun Center at the State Fair. Why not—he always wins. The bear is included in hourly programs in Heritage Village, designed as a focus for the fair's theme, "Discover Canada." Victor and his trainer, Tuffy Truesdell Study 'Sleeper Syndrome' in Feed lot Cattle MANAGIMINV CHECK CHART HOG !*»»»» Free! Management Check Chart for Hog Farmers MOW. .! • Hllplf <'.!'.,V lO-USi: mi itMst.' hu<i (irolils I °J "MAYRELD LABORATORIES Dept. No. IFHR Charles City. Iowa Ausherman Cylinder Bars For All Makes Combines § Reversible • Last longer • Thresh more gram • Pull easier! • Take weeds and Fox Tail thru easy Will Pay for Themselves in a short time! Bars For Most Popular Combines m Stock 100 Percent Iron-clad Guarantee S E E U S AT THE FAIR Iowa 1972 An Iowa State University study of Haemophilia somnus Infection, often called thrombo or "sleeper syndrome," 'has led to a specific management recommendation for feedlot cattle, according to H. L. Self, professor-in-charge of outlying ISU experimental farms. Dr. L. N. Brown and his co-workers at the Iowa Vet- City. .State. -Zip. Oltumwa Airport ptiumw*. low* 62601 DO YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING? Bearings, Roller chain, Sprockets, Belts, Sheaves, Hose, Fittings, Bronze, Black & Decker, Seals, & Tools WE HAVE IF. PRECISION BEARING & DRIVES 2050 Delaware Street Des Moines, Iowa 265-3472 SEE US AT THE FAIR! AMERICAN AUTOMATED GRAIN DRYER • More Profit • Handles Nigh Moisture • Highest Quality Grain • Fool-Proof Automation • Anti Pollution Designed • Adaptable to Most Grains • Lowest Cost Operation • FULLY GUARANTEEDI Financing arrangements available Your Iowa Distributor: ABI INDUSTRIES 624 Merle Hay Tower* Des Moines, Iowa Phone 276-5633 erinary Diagnostic Laboratory are handling the study of the infection. The project is being funded by (he Iowa Beef Industry Council. Animals that have apparently recovered from the disease can still be carriers of the H. somnus organism. Infection lo other cattle can be spread through contact. Therefore, Brown and Self advise that newly arrived cattle not be mixed with cattle already In the feedlot. Researchers suspect this organism may be responsible for triggering shipping fever, calf diptheria, and footrot type lameness in Iowa cattle. The poisonous substances produced by H. somnus damage the tissues and blood vessels of infected cattle. In order to treat this disease effectively, antiobiotics must be administered early and and vigorously. Immunity results from infection. Suffolk Sheep Queen Selected (Th« Rtgltlir'i IDWI Newi Service) MASON CITY, 1A. Elaine Milbrandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Milbra n d t of Buffalo Center, was chosen Iowa Suffolk Queen at the recent meeting of the Iowa Suff o 1 k Sheep Associaton. She will be a sophomore a t Waldorf College in Forest fall. One of her first duties as Suffolk Queen will be to present the awards at the Suffolk sheep show at the Iowa State Fair. this

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